Landslide in northern Ecuador buried seven people

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26.07.11.Press service of the National Secretariat for Emergency Situations reported that the lifeless bodies of seven people, including two children, were found by rescuers this morning in La Fama Canton Sucumbios province of the same name, in the north of Ecuador, where yesterday at about 20: 45 there was a major landslide.

Three people received injuries of varying severity and were hospitalized, one person is still unaccounted for. Scene of the tragedy is almost at the middle of the highway between rural centers Julio Andrade (Carchi province) and La Bonita (Sucumbios province).

Relative to material losses, according to SNGR destroyed four homes, schools, social house, in addition, six apartment buildings damaged. In the rescue operation overnight participated police, military and fire the city of Lago Agrio, coordinated by the provincial Office of Emergency Management Sucumbios. Work is complicated rains continued in the north of the country for six months. Traffic between the provinces of Sucumbios and Carchi interrupted.

Source: Ecuador today

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